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Oct 2, 2011 4:20am EDT
post-traumatic stress or traumatic brain injury. yet most of us do not recognize these injuries. in fact the injuries we believe are most common, mainly amputations and burns, which only represent 10% and 2% of the population respectively. the truth is because we cannot see these injuries affecting the brain, they do not receive the same level of focus and attention as deputations, burns, shrapnel, and other visible ones. there is simply a body -- bias in the conscious or subconscious towards visible wounds and injuries towards those that are not visible. i would be careful in qualifying that bias. it exist everywhere, including in the medical community. part of it, i believe, is a problem -- lack of understanding of the physiology behind these injuries. they are, in fact, real injuries no different from bullet wounds, amputations, or severe burns. everywhere i go, i get a tanker's explanation of these injuries. i will spare you that today. a big part of the challenge is the validity of the symptoms. they may display symptoms including concentration problems, personality changes
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